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Profs Have Stopped Teaching Rape Law Now That Everything 'Triggers' Students

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The influence of the "trigger warnings" movement is now so pervasive that many law professors can't even teach a class on a delicate subject without facing an onslaught of requests from students for feelings accommodation.

Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk sheds light on the difficulty of teaching students about rape law when the forecast for campus is always persistent offendedness:

Students seem more anxious about classroom discussion, and about approaching the law of sexual violence in particular, than they have ever been in my eight years as a law professor. Student organizations representing women's interests now routinely advise students that they should not feel pressured to attend or participate in class sessions that focus on the law of sexual violence, and which might therefore be traumatic. These organizations also ask criminal-law teachers to warn their classes that the rape-law unit might "trigger" traumatic memories. Individual students often ask teachers not to include the law of rape on exams for fear that the material would cause them to perform less well. One teacher I know was recently asked by a student not to use the word "violate" in class—as in "Does this conduct violate the law?"—because the word was triggering. Some students have even suggested that rape law should not be taught because of its potential to cause distress.

Suk—who is one of the signatories on this statement of opposition to Harvard's illiberal sexual assault policy—goes on to note that the very real, terrible consequence of not teaching rape law will be the proliferation of lawyers ill-equipped to deal with such matters. Victims of sexual assault deserve competent legal representation; the legal system needs prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges who have vigorously studied the nuances of rape adjudication. Social progress on all these fronts will be rolled back if law professors stop educating students about rape. That would be a travesty of justice.

It's time to admit that appeasing students' seemingly unlimited senses of personal victimhood entitlement, unenlightened views about public discourse, and thinly-veiled laziness is not merely wrong, but actively dangerous. Colleges are supposed to prepare young people to succeed in the real world; they do students no favors by infantilizing them. But worse than that, by bending over backwards to satisfy the illiberal mob, colleges are doling out diplomas to people who are prepared for neither real life nor their eventual professions. Should medical colleges abdicate their responsibility to instruct students on how to administer a rape kit to a victim, or ask a victim difficult questions about her trauma, because that discussion is triggering to some of the students?

It would be better for professors to instruct students on how to confront their uncomfortable emotions and grow beyond them, but alas, that seems less and less common.

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Hat tip: Daily Caller News Foundation

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  1. Too many emotions: Amusement, horror, dread, apathy… I feel like I’ve been raped.

    1. I’m traumatized because you said that word. :p

      1. I’m traumatized because of your traumatization…SEQUESTER YOURSELF DAMN IT!!

        1. And please avoid mentions of “clit”. It triggers females.

          1. While doing my duty I got voir dired and pushed out of the box.
            I felt so privilege raped.

  2. Wow. Just . . . wow.

    In all seriousness, an anti-SJW prankster could have unlimited fun by extending the logic of triggering (seriously, never say the word “violate”? In law school?) to everything.

    1. He “gently received no permission while engaging in yes-yes-yes-no discourse with the establishment he procured items from” – instead of “broke the law”.

      You see, “broke” implies the “broken hearts of trillions of womyn who have been exploited by the fact that tv’s don’t ask for explicit, shouty, affirmative consent every time a male is shown on the screen” ergo, broke is racist, misogynist, and just a little assaulty.

      Oops. I forgot that words that start with “r” are bad too. Crap.

      1. Y’all are way too good at emulating this shit.

    2. Really. I wonder why I never hear of “trigger” complaints for classes that leftists like, such as classes for watching porn.

      1. “Really. I wonder why I never hear of “trigger” complaints for classes that leftists like, such as classes for watching porn.”

        Because that would be something a nutty religious student would complain about and of course any correct thinking professor and administration would reject such complaints as a ridiculous infringement on education and teaching.

        1. Actually in that case it’s probably because those porn classes are run by the sex-positive faction of feminists while the trigger-warning types are from the puritanical sex-negative faction. If the feminist puritans had real power in that university that allows porn-watching classes such classes would be banned.

    3. You know, if you can’t stand the sight of blood, maybe you shouldn’t be a doctor.

      1. The notion of doctors is itself a trigger!

      2. I’m calling trigger you just assaulted me by reminding me of my gynecologist visit

        1. I counted 6 triggering words in that comment… I’m going to need a one-month extension on my finals for each.

  3. I try to be an optimist for most situations.

    Does anyone else think it will be a great time to be a lawyer soon? So many law students basically won’t pass the bar…and that market will be open!

    I wonder if stocking shelves at a big box store will unleash any triggers for these students? I mean, there are a lot of blues, yellows, and greens on those pasta shelves.

    1. Does anyone else think it will be a great time to be a lawyer soon?

      No. Simple supply-demand shows we have a large oversupply now. And technology/globalization are going to put a cap on how many locals get jobs.

    2. They’ll change the bar exam to accommodate triggers.

      1. Or get rid of the exam all together because it’s not only a trigger but a tool of the patriarchy as well.

        1. Just look at the name, “the bar”. That’s prima facie evidence of misogyny.

          1. Also it’s a trigger for alcoholics.

        2. Just look at the name, “the bar”. That’s prima facie evidence of misogyny.

        3. It’s called “lowering the bar.”

          hahahaha

        4. Very true.

          I just have this image of a street filled with “lawyers” wandering around like lemmings, suing each other over various words, yelling platitudes, crying.

      2. The new “Test to accommodate the lawyer action social justice committee league of lawful happiness and freedom” (formerly known as “The Bar”):

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi…..e_2010.JPG

    3. More likely they’ll have any sections of the exam that “trigger” them thrown out so everybody passes.

  4. So, Professor Suk teaches Rape Law. Nice, but the efficacy of the course really depends on which TA you get, Assistant Professors Spit or Swallow.

    1. TA or T&A?

    2. I wouldn’t mind seeing Dr. Suk live up to her surname.

      *looks around nervously* That was rape culture, wasn’t it?

      1. Dang.

        Put some glasses on, and mmmrowrr.

        But that’s just me.

        1. Yeah, I’m starting to notice a weird glasses thing with myself too.

      2. She is the hottest law school professor I have ever seen. Also, based on her comments, she is very intelligent. Mr. Suk, you hit the f-king jackpot! Much respect. + Some envy.

      3. not if she consents, but get it in writing, and notarized.

        See, I just figured out what will solve this problem. No sex until marriage – then I can say I have a license.

        1. something something … past consent or a continuing relationship do not satisfy enthusiastic present consent … something something

    3. I thought she’d look more like this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12tce-THLUE

  5. This is Harvard law school. Do you realize how many of these whining morons will be in a position of power some day?

    1. I don’t see how they could be. You’re never going to sanitize the pursuit of power. Never. There are plenty of ideological fellow travellers that will these kids their bitch. These people will become professional lackeys, and even that might be beyond them.

    2. I’m not worried about the whining morons–it’s the non-whining ones who scare me. With progressives, you have the excitable poop-throwing types on the one hand, just begging to be caged, fed, and protected, and on the other the zookeeper types who fan the flames and build the cages. The former become bloggers; the latter, senators and presidents.

  6. Read this article earlier…since I am currently dealing with my own college aged “special snowflake” who has been absorbing these types of beliefs over the past 3 years of college…I do not find it surprising it all that students would rather avoid discussing anything difficult than face problems or tough emotions head on.

    Most surprising to me was how quickly that thinking transferred into our son after he left for school…the seeds must have been planted during his High School education, but at least when he was at home we could counter-act the influence. Now that he has been away it is like dealing with a completely different person, who no longer knows how to think and just “emotes”.

    Just more educational institutions abandoning the education portion of their titles.

    1. Now that he has been away it is like dealing with a completely different person, who no longer knows how to think and just “emotes”.

      Ugh. Sounds awful. Hopefully you can get him back as he matures. And there is no law that you actually have to like your adult children.

    2. Tell him that he has to do one thing that makes him uncomfortable every day, or you’ll stop paying his tuition*.

      *Forgive me if that is an incorrect assumption.

      1. Tell him that he has to do one thing that makes him uncomfortable every day, or you’ll stop paying his tuition*.

        Now you’re just ripping off the plot to Cumming Coedz 27.

        1. *Fights back laughter to narrow gaze*

        2. Eh, that plot is a rip-off of the plots to Cumming Coedz #1-17 and 19-27.

          #18, on the other hand, is a glorious work of art that can stand on its own, and lead others to do the same.

      2. Hehe, the parents paying the tuition train dryed up a while back when he dropped out of the top school he was going to. The best we offer him now is a room (as long as he has a job and paying us a small amount of rent) to keep him off the street.

        I get the feeling he is going to have a hard self-destruct before he comes to his senses, but right now he is chasing his “feelings” and he can’t handle the “stress” of “high expectations” that actually trying to finish school in timely manner would entail.

        2014 has been a frustrating year to say the least…

        1. I don’t have kids but I imagine that must be tough to watch. Hopefully he comes out better off for it.

        2. “The best we offer him now is a room to keep him off the street.”

          Is it just room or is it room & board and gas money, etc. If he’s basically getting a free ride for a minimal amount of time spent working, then you are enabling him.

          Kick him out. He’ll hate you for a few years, then he’ll get better.

          1. Just the room at this point. He has taken over his other bills (car, insurance, gas, etc). Part of why he is upset with us…I guess I am carrying his medical insurance until the insurance kicks in from his hourly job (another few months).

            He keeps looking around at other family to see if they will take him in, but is finding that now that he is no longer a “kid” the good deals he was getting the past few summers of living it up in their homes for free are not there.

            Reality is starting to set it, but this has been a frustrating journey to watch. This was a kid who I thought had his head on straight, was dedicated, focused, and would be out on his own sooner rather than later.

            Now it is all about his “fee-fees”…heard him bitching that his manager wasn’t praising him enough the other day…for doing his job. Cry me a river.

            1. BTW – Hi everyone been a while since I commented on anything. Been lurking though.

            2. Hey, don’t take this the wrong way, but you should get your son checked out mentally. Early twenties is the time a lot of mental/emotional disorders start presenting themselves.

              If my parents hadn’t known that every woman in our family for the past three generations got depression in their twenties, they would have been in the same boat as you. Wondering why their responsible level headed kid had started becoming an angry emotional wreck from something as small as the pressure of starting a job. (Genetics, blessings and curses depending on the day).

              1. He’s been getting counselling recently. It took me a while to convince him to finally do it, but its been a bit too early I think to see the effects.

                I may sound a bit harsh and frustrated right now, but I have been trying to lead him the right direction…problem is actually getting him to walk that way recently.

        3. I have three sons. My 27 year old is tough as nails. My 35 year old works as an electrician up north and is strong as an ox. But, I would put serious money on the fact my 38 year old snowflake could out-cry yours any day of the week.

    3. What’s he studying? I went into engineering and even my more liberal friends weren’t all about the feels. They still constructed pretty intelligent arguments.

      1. Was studying Software Development…not sure what he plans on continuing to study…talk of shudder “education”…

        1. Education can be an extremely noble profession.

  7. I looked at the paycheck which had said $7434 , I didn’t believe that my mom in-law realy bringing in money in their spare time at their computer. . there brothers friend has been doing this for only 16 months and just paid for the morgage on there place and bought a top of the range Aston Martin DB5 .
    You can join just easy ——- http://www.jobsfish.com

  8. Professor Suk needs to fail the delicate snowflakes rather than cater to their sensitivities. In case anyone hadn’t noticed, the American law system is adversarial. If you can’t endure the rigors of a verbal pissing contest, you have absolutely no business being a lawyer.

    1. Yeah, its like Harvard wants to post a big notice – NOTE: OUR GRADUATES WILL NOT BE VERY GOOD IN A COURTROOM!

      1. OR A BOARDROOM.

        OR, REALLY, ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF VERY SHELTERED UNIVERSITY OR GOVERNMENTAL SETTNGS.

        1. Parent’s basements.

      2. I’m pretty sure the current POTUS is a pretty big stain on the school’s rep already.

        1. Elizabeth Warren?

          Hopefully, she’s putting the nail in the Harvard Law Schools grip on political elites.

          She didn’t build that.

      3. Or, as President.

    2. Harvard is the home of grade inflation. The lowest grade a professor can give is “D” which is still passing. Do they even give out the “incomplete” grade anymore.

      1. I don’t know about Harvard in particular, but in general it’s bad for a professor to fail too many students.

        So they have every incentive to grade nicely. They have to get that tenure after all…

      2. Same at Stanford a high school chum who attended there told me back when I was at UC and the lowest 10% GPA bracket of my freshman class was told not to come back the following year.

        Plus, Stanford they had no minimum progress requirements. You could attend as long as your parents were willing to pay.

        I think of that ever time I read an article about the latest wonder kid at an SV startup that is going public despite never having made a dollar and praise his/her Stanford pedigree.

        I’ll take the mutt any day. Better genetic odds for longevity, low upkeep and statistically more likely to succeed.

  9. Student organizations representing women’s interests now routinely advise students that they should not feel pressured to attend or participate in class sessions that focus on the law of sexual violence, and which might therefore be traumatic.

    I’m sure being told there is an actual specific legal definition of RAPE which does not include hurt feelz and social slights must be incredibly traumatic.

    1. Well, to be fair, a “specific legal definition” is exactly what they are fighting against on campus…

  10. Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk

    I thought she taught doctors?

    1. “Jeannie Suk”

      Nuf said.

    2. I don’t see a diamond tattoo on her forehead.

      1. HER conditioning cannot be broken.

    3. Listen people, this is no joke! You need to be more compassionate.
      I wanted to be a doctor but was denied the opportunity to have classes omit any emotionally injurious references to bl**d and *rgan$. It’s taken years of post collegiate therapy to get to the point that I can even relate this story.

      1. Soon feminist med students will be objecting to the obligation of having to learn about penises. It triggers them!

    1. Dammit…late to the party.

  11. Should medical colleges abdicate their responsibility to instruct students on how to administer a rape kit to a victim, or ask a victim difficult questions about her trauma, because that discussion is triggering to some of the students?

    Just wait a few days or weeks, medical school students are a bit slow but they cannot be too much behind law school students.

  12. It would be better for professors to instruct students on how to confront their uncomfortable emotions and grow beyond them, but alas, that seems less and less common.

    Gonna have to disagree with you there, Robby. That is something children should learn by about the age of 15 or 16, at the latest.

    The correct response is to tell these students to go find a different career path, and to keep on teaching about the world as it is to those mature enough to handle it. Weed out the weak minded.

    1. ^^ Yep. No one should even be in college if they don’t know how to ‘confront their uncomfortable emotions.’

      1. Personally, I’m not buying the triggering bullshit. These kids are perfectly capable of handling uncomfortable situations, and they know it. But they’ve been given an excuse to get out of working hard, and they’re taking it. They know it’s bullshit, but it works to their advantage, so they go along with it.

        Actually make them choose between toughing it out and failing. You’ll see what’s what.

        1. From another Reason thread:

          Like checking a preferential race box on a school admission application?

    2. Definitely. I cringe upon hearing the term “safe spaces.” Colleges should try to keep students *physically* safe, but in every other sense, emotionally, intellectually, college is supposed to be ‘dangerous’, not safe.

      Universities were supposed to be intellectual battlefields, rife with conflict and challenge, and that’s what’s necessary for intellectual maturation. Now it’s just a massive circle jerk.

  13. It’s a tough world out there that doesn’t give a crap about your sensitive mind, college kiddies. The sooner you learn that, the better you’ll be able to deal with it.

    1. Will they be “triggered” in courtroom by getting their asses handed to them by some second tier law school graduate that can actually act as an advocate?

      “Your Honor..I..I find this triggering!”

      “Do you have an objection, counselor?”

      “Yes, this is most distressing!”

      “Um, overruled.”

      1. I’m trying to imagine one of these softies as a prosecutor, bursting into tears every time the the defense engages in cross examination. No way they even get to trial as defense because just listening to the client’s story would have reduced them to a sniveling lump.

        1. I wonder more how, if they find the real world so distressing, they even manage to get dressed and feed themselves on a daily basis.

          1. They don’t, have you seen these people?

        2. Or better yet, “I’m sorry Ms. Jones, but we cannot prosecute because that might trigger our staff.”

  14. These organizations also ask criminal-law teachers to warn their classes that the rape-law unit might “trigger” traumatic memories.

    “Okay, class- I feel obliged to make something known to you; some of you may feel traumatized by some of the words which routinely and unavoidably will be used in this class. I’m warning you now, you’d be better off in the College of Education.”

    1. Nice. Though I’d prefer to turn it around on them like the 3rd to last paragraph and just ask every trigger-warning student why they want to see rapists go free. “I understand this is a sensitive issue but, since you want to avoid it all costs I can only assume you love rapists and never want to see one convicted.” Or something like that.

      1. Or point out that their ceding the prosecution of rapists to men.

        1. Would their head literally explode? I hope.

          1. Not enough explosive material inside.

        2. Also the defense of rapists. Also the trying of rapists. Presumably, female jurors would be excused for cause.

      2. Right, and follow that up with sending your resume around looking for your next job.

      3. Stop lawyer-blaming! Instead of saying lawyers should prosecute rapists, why don’t you tell men not to rape!

    2. “I’m warning you now, you’d be better off in the College of Education.””

      That’s, what I like to call, a negative Feedback loop.

  15. This all sounds like the logical result of the “Self-esteem” movement in public school 20 years ago. Now the students have been trained not to be able to deal with difficult subjects.

    Also, this is Harvard University, home of grade inflation. So you can’t even give these chicken-shits an “F” grade for the class anymore.

    1. Also, this is Harvard University, home of grade inflation.

      Not sure if that’s true at the grad schools.

      1. My sister run a curriculum at Harvard Med. It’s as dysfunctional as the Chicago Bears.

  16. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again =

    Tigger is an awful Racist name to call a cat

    For shame, Robby

  17. Are they talking about rape or rape-rape?

  18. Can anyone accused of a sex-crime get a trigger warning so s/he isn’t represented by a special snowflake who skipped class that day?

    1. How can you zealously advocate for your client when you’re running off to feministing because you need to be in a “safe space.”

  19. Well at least Harvard is doing a good job of preparing them for what they’ll face in the “real world.”

    1. How do these people watch Law and Order: SVU?

  20. Ohhhhh….the wonderful thing about rapists.

  21. I would indulge their delicate natures and not lecture on the subject. and then wish them good luck on the test.

  22. Some of these students were so traumatized by the subject matter that they went to see a therapist. Until they discovered he was a THE RAPIST!!!

    1. +1 Trebek

      1. “I’ll take The penis mightier for 100!”

        1. “Jap anus relations for 200!”

    2. They should have went to an Analrapist. They’re double credentialed!

    3. +1 Benny Hill

    4. Funny factoid, Vladimir Nabokov (you know, the guy who wrote “Lolita”) detested psychobabble and considered the motives of its practitioners highly suspect. He quipped, “The difference between a therapist and the rapist is just a matter of spacing.”

      1. Is that the case in Russian? I doubt it…

        1. Nabakov left Russia as a teen, wrote “Lolita” in English

  23. The very existence of rape law is evidence of rape culture. If we didn’t have a rape culture, we’d just send a man to prison whenever a woman asks, even if he hasn’t technically committed any ‘crimes.’

    This reminds me, someone the other day posted an article where people were talking about how they were sexually assaulted. Literally half the people claiming they’d been assaulted told stories where it was clear they actually weren’t. One girl literally said that she was making out with a guy in his bed, he started taking her clothes off, she said ‘okay, go ahead’ and NEVER RETRACTED HER CONSENT.

    This girl literally gave verbal consent, had sex, then retroactively decided it was rape because she didn’t actually want to have sex. She decided she was raped because she was too cowardly to say ‘no.’

    No wonder they get triggered learning about the actual law of sexual assault. Half the things they’ve been calling rape all these years aren’t even illegal, and it must be quite the shock to realize that.

    1. This is what I don’t get about the “affirmative consent” laws. It’s still a “he said/she said” situation, and what happens in the situation above when the other person “didn’t really mean it.” I am sure those pushing the affirmative consent laws would still consider the above situation “problematic.” (I hate that word.)

      1. …”problematic.” (I hate that word.)

        Start demanding trigger warnings anytime someone (particular SJW feminist types) use that word. Turn about is fair play.

      2. Since the laws says consent can be withdrawn at any time and after the fact is any time, then yes, regret on her part is now rape on his part.

        1. This is nothing new. This whole thing started back when I was in university in the 1980s. Morning after regret was considered rape even back in those unenlightened ages. And the results were just the same: no police or justice system anywhere in sight, just trial by college newspaper and possible expulsion.

    2. NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU
      JUSTICE IS LOST
      JUSTICE IS *trigger warning*RAPED
      JUSTICE IS GONE

      PULLING YOUR STRINGS
      JUSTICE IS DONE

  24. One teacher I know was recently asked by a student not to use the word “violate” in class?as in “Does this conduct violate the law?”?because the word was triggering.

    Someone needs to tell these SPESHUL SNOWFLAKES to STFU and GTFO if they can’t handle hearing a word like “violate”. Seriously, if they’re really that fucking sensitive they belong in intensive psycho-therapy, not a college classroom. How the fuck do you teach law without using it in the context described above? E.g. “…violate the law”? Wht. The. Fuck.

  25. Proggies are programmed to react to certain stimuli with specific, limited patterns of behavior. The full fruition of their worldview will be nothing more than raving mobs that react to everything with tears and violence (or up-twinkles) like 3 year old children.

  26. This. Cannot. Be. Real.

    Seriously, how are all these people going to college without posessing skins? Surely they cannot get out of the house with that level of neurosis.

    1. There’s a saying by someone that this (the people in college now) is the first generation to have padded playgrounds at school.

    2. It isn’t real. These people know perfectly well that they’re being ridiculous at bottom, but they are bullies. They’ll push until they’re stopped. It’s a behavior thing, not a belief thing. “Sensitivity” is the figleaf for their bullying, same as “Communism” was the figleaf for Stalin’s totalitarianism and Islam is the figleaf for Saudi Arabia’s.

      1. Although I agree with you. If you run around saying over and over how triggering the world is, eventually you can’t function. Even if it began as a bullying tactic. It is as if you are taking a rasp to your psyche 20 times a day. Eventually you wreck yourself.

        This is similar to the guy who walks around saying, ‘nothing good happens to guys like me, only the big rich guys get anywhere anymore, this economy sucks’ eventually finds himself dirt poor living in a trailer park somewhere.

  27. Robby, They professors and administrators are not “infantilizing” the students. They are already infantilized, having never grown up with getting their feelings butt-hurt or having to deal with losing at anything.

  28. Let’s analyze this a little.

    These precious snowflakes are never, ever going to defend a rapist. So they don’t need to know the law for that.

    They aren’t even really interested in prosecuting rapists. What they really want is to persecute rapists, men, the “privileged”. And you don’t really need to know the law for that, either (although it can come in handy).

    So, they have no use for this course, do they?

  29. ” terrible consequence of not teaching rape law will be the proliferation of lawyers ill-equipped to deal with such matters…That would be a travesty of justice.”

    You’re missing the point.

    The goal is arbitrary power, not justice. An effective first step toward that arbitrary power is removing objective law from the equation. Once lawyers and judges no longer know or care about the law, rape trials will be exactly the same kind of witch hunts we currently have on college campuses for rape accusations.

    Mission Accomplished!

    1. Judge:”Did you drive your car today?”

      Obviously Guilty ‘Defendant’: “Uhm, yes?”

      Judge: “Guilty of all 187 counts of 1st through 38th degree Rape! 72,000 years of sulphur mining on Triton! To the galleys with you, cispig!”

  30. I keep thinking, ‘okay, this PC stuff is so far out there now it must now be coming to an end. It can’t continue any longer.’ And, then a year goes by it has gone another couple of steps into crazy.

    But, this has to be it, right? It can’t get much more nutty than this?

    1. I work in government. And, I can attest there is no end to this.

      It took me eighteen years of indoctrination in “the government way” to realize this.

      Before that, when I was still a real person and worked in the private sector, I said the same things you do: “This has to be it. It can’t get any worse. Can it?”

      I love you Brave New World!

  31. About twenty years ago I watched a feminist documentary. A young woman was explaining how an errant comment from a powerful professor basically ruined her life. Apparently, he said he didn’t think criminal law was for her, as he thought she might be too sensitive. While relating the incident to the interviewer she burst into tears and cried until the interview had to be stopped.

    The documentary used this as an example of how the patriarchy holds women back.

    1. Sounds like the professor was right.

    2. Two thoughts:

      1) I took Calculus in high school and did quite well. My freshman year of college required memorization which I had never had to do and I flunked calculus! I visited the prof after midterms to see what I might do. He was an old German with a heavy accent.

      He told me: “vell, not everyone is good with the calculus. Maybe you should forget about it.”

      His comments pissed me off! I could surely understand calculus.

      I carried twenty units the next semester including taking calculus 1A over. I got a B that time.

      Adversity can provide opportunity.

    3. 2) I took a psysch class taught by a strident feminist in college in the late seventies when the whole feminist PC thing was first gaining traction. She gave us our final early and, on final day she showed us a movie instead. She told us that if women wanted equality, they needed to free men from their equally constraining bonds as well and then started the movie with no other explanation. The movie was actually a documentary that had run on television about what it meant to be male in America. It was told via first person Q and A and presented an incredibly diverse perspective of what each subject saw as defining maleness. It was moving. So moving that I saw some macho football jocks openly crying during the movie.

      That movie is still in my mind 35 years later. Particularly one interviewee who was shown as a fantastic, young ballet dancer and apologetic for not being the hard hitting football player his father had wanted. His dancing scenes were juxtasposed against interviews with his father who talked about how he “accepted” his son’s dancing but would have really liked him to be a football player.

      There is more than one side to this garbage.

      1. Sadly that feminist’s view have fallen mostly out of favour with the small minority of mostly radical feminists who wield the real power in universities and society.

  32. Another article by Robby Soave demonstrating that he hates women.

  33. Universities now banning windows and clouds due to triggering!

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  35. I’m sure many students find murder, adultery, and fraud
    triggering as well. Looks like we’ll need to close
    a few law schools!

    1. I say we do away with courts altogether. Accused of rape? No problem, the police will kindly take you behind the station and put a couple bullets in your head.

      That seems to be the current trajectory of feminism.

  36. damn robby youre on a roll

  37. Trigger warning: Life is hard. I’d suggest a way for you to avoid it, but that would trigger another warning…

    1. Nothing a “trigger” on the right apperatus, might not cure.

      Social Darwinism. Weeding out the weak(minded).

  38. “the legal system needs prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges who have vigorously studied the nuances”

    Yes. The law is such that us plebian subjects can’t possibly understand it. It takes a battalion of specially trained experts to tell us what they think it means and administer our medicine for us.

    “We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is” – Charles Evans Hughes.

    1. Lycurgus of Sparta made it illegal for laws to be written down in his city. He reasoned that the law code should be so simple and laws few enough in number, that everyone could fairly easily memorize it. He may well have been onto something.

      1. Simple legal codes tend to favor totalitarianism. Complex legal systems tend to put the brakes on executive power, which is probably a good thing.

        I wouldn’t consider Sparta or Lycurgus as a model to emulate…

        1. Complex law codes are also conducive to totalitarianism when they render the law code effectively incomprehensible to the citizens, so the enforcement of the law is basically at the discretion of the judge, or police officer, or prosecutor.

          1. Its a tough balance to maintain really.

  39. I like it!

    My high school mascot was the Spartans.

    No Greeks were offended.

  40. As someone with post traumatic stress disorder due to sexual violence, triggers in people who have actually experienced traumatic events are one thing and I would assume those would be covered the ADA. I’d also question how such a person could even consider going into a career where they have to deal with topics of sexual violence if it’s such a trigger? Perhaps they should reconsider their choices or seek therapy to learn how to cope with triggers. It’s impossible to avoid all triggers, so you have to learn to deal with them.

  41. Those “triggers” are installed via media. Why? Words create an emotional response. Now, can words trigger a response angry enough to kill? I am describing a very real program of the CIA, etc. to train assassins.

    What I am saying is those triggers are deliberate.

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  43. If the students can’t handle discussing rape in a law school classroom, are they going to melt down in the courtroom where they are expected to be prosecuting?

    If someone can’t handle it in the classroom they are then unqualified for the position, and should be failed.

  44. One of my former student associate/friend passed the Bar a few years ago. She is a hot shit. I bet she is really going to enjoy stomping these “trigger kids” into the ground in a court room.

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  46. What’s next? Doctors can’t examine naked women anymore? Like, say, in fundamentalist Muslim nations?

  47. Every time someone writes or says the word “trigger” it causes the image of a firearm to pop into my mind which triggers the evacuation of my bowels filling my pants with loads and loads of creamy shit.

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  50. … what about murder laws? Or, like, assault laws?

    Is it just rape that freaks idiots out? or does logic not exist?

    1. Math stresses us out also…
      Math stress and all this talk of “forcing-fitting a solution to the equations-matrix problems” in math class, stresses me out, I want an exemption, but I still want to get my engineering degree and build bridges for the public… When gravity causes my bridge to fall down, we will sue Mother Nature for being insensitive!

  51. These graduates should enjoy a long career in their parents basement, protected from all the scary stuff outside.
    Would any law office actually hire these snowflakes?

    1. Not if they knew about it, which is why my suggestion is that an addendum to their law school transcripts and diplomas indicate these morons were part of this stupidity.

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  56. How would schools teach about the Holocaust?

    Or are they to pretend that it never happened?

  57. I find myself terribly upset at the fact that 2 + 2 = 4, that the shape of the planet Earth is essentially round, and that earth revolves round the sun, not the other way around, as at one time was incorrectly claimed by some. Think that some facts might be changer to suit my feelings of violated sensibilities?

  58. At last check, the ABA Journal comments to this story were basically ridiculing the law schools (professors and students) who took this seriously.

    The basic response was, if this bothers you, you should find a different profession.

  59. I agree we should be alarmed ? not only for students studying for law but also for the general student population ? if discussions about the dangers in our society are not allowed, how can people prepare to protect themselves from attack, and also return to a normal life after an attack.

    Another grave implication of squelching discussion about sexual violence and/or harrassment is the issue of false accusations and how to properly handle those types of situations!

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